3-2-1 Chocolate Cake

This three ingredient Chocolate Mug Cake recipe makes a delicious quick-mix that’s perfect for gifting or creating your own personal chocolate cake!

Say goodbye to the late night, “I-want-a-dessert-but-don’t-want-to-make-a-mess” dilemma. This is a mug cake like you’ve never seen before! I have tried several types of the mug cakes and they all taste eggy, rubbery, and just not good. Not to mention they all take tons of flour, and pulling out a lot of ingredients.

Chocolate Mug Cake Mix

Simply mix together a box of Angel Food Cake mix and a box of Chocolate Cake mix in a large bowl with a whisk. Cover with a lid, or put in an air tight container.

Easy Gift Idea

Or- put in cute little mason jars for easy gifts to pass along. – attach a simple tag with these directions…

  • Place 3 tablespoons of mix in a mug
  • Add 2 tablespoons of water
  • Mix together and microwave for 1 minute

And there you have it! 3-2-1 Chocolate Cake!

Of course, since it’s so easy and practically no clean-up, get out a fancy dish and enjoy! I always keep a can of Redi-whip on hand… it’s very necessary.

This cake is by far, the best Mug Cake I have ever eaten, it’s moist, light and fluffy like an angel food cake, and done in 1 minute.

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Chocolate Mug Cake recipe

The easiest recipe for mug cake EVER.
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time2 mins
Total Time4 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 24
Calories: 69 kcal
Author: Shawn


  • 1 box Chocolate Cake Mix
  • 1 box Angel Food Cake Mix


  • In a large bowl combine the two cake mixes and whisk together. Store in an airtight container.
  • To make a personal sized cake mix 3 tablespoons of mix and 2 tablespoons of water in a microwave safe mug.
  • Microwave for 1 minute, let cool slightly, as it will be very hot.


Calories: 69kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 155mg | Potassium: 17mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 1mg
Keywords: cake mix, Mug Cake
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About the author

Shawn is the Owner and Creator of I Wash You Dry. She loves to create and share simple, family-friendly recipes. Mom to 5 adorable children and dwells in the desert of Southern Utah.
106 Responses
  1. Carly Trythall

    No special plans (that I'm aware of) for Mother's Day. The day will probably consist of church, a nap, and work that night…. I'm hoping 'he went to Jared' LOL

  2. Nicole B

    On Mother's Day we are hosting a dinner at our house for all of our moms and my Grandma, plus additional family. It is going to be a full house and would love a gift card to Pier 1 to help plan for that!

  3. Aimee Porter

    On Mother's Day, I'll be planting flowers in the flower garden with my four children. Then we'll flop in the hammock while my husband prepares lunch:)
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  4. Shianne Duwel

    I plan to just have a relaxing day with the family on Mother's Day…sometimes those are the best kind 🙂

  5. Andrea Lowe

    On Mothers Day we will be making flower dirt pots for sisters and moms…it is a family favorite! Then enjoying the day with my kids and my Mother in Law, usually we do bruch of some sort. I will have to mail my mom a gift soon because she is in Alaska!

  6. MaryElizabeth

    I will be working on Mother's day but I will see my step mother this weekend to show her how much I love her. I would love to win the gift card and give it right over to her. She loves pier one so what a fabulous gift it would be! She has been nothing but like a mother to me since she and my father were married and it would such an honor to be able to give her one extra unexpected and special gift!

  7. Jessen

    Planning a special dinner and staying home with family. Nothing beats taking the time to cook for someone you love. . . I could take her out, but she's more of a homebody and, well, it's easy to pay a bill at the end of a meal, but to plan a favorite meal of their's and make it is more special.

  8. Maureen

    For Mother's Day I will be treating my mom to a day of relaxation. Mani/Pedi & lunch!
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Hi, I’m Shawn and I’m a busy mom of five; pretending to live on a budget. I love to cook, and explore new recipes, but they have to be quick and easy with as few dishes as possible.

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